The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Monday, March 27, 2006

March 25 – 27, 2006


Bilateral Ties - Other
梵蒂冈:与中国建交时机成熟 (Vatican: Time Ripe for Building Ties with China)
Voice of America, March 25, 2006

Nationwide Blitz on Corrupt Officials Nets 400 Fugitives
SCMP, March 27, 2006

報告稱中國木材加工業威脅世界森林 (Green Group Forest Trends Says China's Timber Industry Threatens Livelihood of Global Forests)
BBC, March 27, 2006

中国妇女如何维护自身权益 (How Can Chinese Women Protect Their Rights?)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2006

Human Rights Defenders
纪录片制作人吴皓被拘留 亲属表示十分担忧 (Family Worried About Detained Documentary Filmmaker Wu Hao)
Radio Free Asia, March 26, 2006

礦鄉美好時刻 村民自拍 無災無難 (Guizhou Mine Workers Hold Photo Exhibition to Showcase Their Lives)
Ming Pao, March 27, 2006

Labour Contract Law Draft Safeguards Workers' Rights
People's Daily, March 27, 2006

Journalist Number Doubles in 20 Years
People's Daily, March 27, 2006

报刊业跻身中国发展最快行业 年销售逾300亿元 (Print Media Is Fastest Growing Industry in China, With Annual Sales at 30 Billion Yuan)
People's Daily, March 27, 2006

Police - Crime
China Faces Rising Number of Young Offenders, Says Researcher
People's Daily, March 27, 2006

中國評論﹕政策調整須顧弱勢群體 (Discussion: Policy Adjustments Should Accommodate the Underprivileged)
Ming Pao, March 27, 2006

Factory Shake-Up Bid to Close Income Gap
SCMP, March 27, 2006

Protests and Petitions
Villagers Evicted from University Town to Get Back Some Land
SCMP, March 27, 2006

街道办事处私下出售海域 村民维权多年上访未果 (Fishermen in Liaoning Province Still Petitioning Over Land Sold by Neighborhood Councils in 1992, No Resolution in Sight)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2006

Rural Issues
讨论:中国新农村建设的关键 (Discussion: The Key to China's New Socialist Countryside)
Radio Free Asia, March 25, 2006

Hong Kong /
Media - Censorship / Press Freedom
Journalists Fear For Press Freedoms
SCMP, March 27, 2006